Broderick Binns Makes Big Ten Commitment

Broderick Binns, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound defensive end from St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall, has committed to Iowa, according to sources close to his recruitment. Binns saw his high school football career end Friday night when the Raiders fell to Lakeville South 22-21 in the Section 5, Class 5A finals. Cretin finished the season 10-1.

Broderick Binns is considered the top prospect in the state to bypass Minnesota. The Gophers have received ten in-state commitments.

Binns is a versatile player who has played fullback, tight end and defensive end for Cretin-Derham Hall.

"Broderick Binns is unbelievable," Cretin coach Mike Scanlan said. "He's 6-3 and he can dunk with two hands. He's a tremendous football player that dominates the line-of-scrimmage.

"I think Broderick will be a good drop end in college, maybe a linebacker. He's just a great athlete that has a football mentality about him."

Binns was also a standout on the Raiders' basketball team this past season as he averaged a team-high 17.9 points per game as they finished 26-3 before losing in the section finals. He scored 20 or more points 12 times and failed to reach double figures just three times all season. Binns also lead the Raiders in scoring as a sophomore.

The Raiders will play in the Timberwolves Shootout in January.

Binns helped lead the Raiders to a 10-3 mark as a junior and a spot in the 2005 Minnesota Prep Bowl, losing to Wayzata.

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